English / Year 3 / Literature / Responding to literature

Curriculum content descriptions

Develop criteria for establishing personal preferences for literature (ACELT1598)

  • building a conscious understanding of preference regarding topics and genres of personal interest (for example humorous short stories, school and family stories, mysteries, fantasy and quest, series books)
  • selecting and discussing favourite texts and explaining their reasons for assigning greater or lesser merit to particular texts or types of texts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Reviewing (Texts)


Syllabus bites – responding to literature

A web page with information, teacher guides and resources on responding to texts. This resource supports the NSW English K-10 syllabus.


Work sample Year 3 English: My favourite thing to do

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 3 English . The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation of ...


Baby Business: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the story 'Baby Business' that tells the story of a Darug baby smoking ceremony welcoming baby to country. Themes include Aboriginal history and culture, child-rearing practices, connection to place, and Indigenous knowledge. This unit provides practical teaching ideas, assessment ...


The Sweetest Egg of All: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the book The Sweetest Egg of All. The book is part of a series of books about the Bush Mob, a group of animals who work together to solve problems. These stories emphasise respect, friendship, action, honesty, problem-solving and teamwork. The book provides opportunities to ...


How to teach digital citizenship and online safety - Scope and sequence Australian curriculum

This resource provides links to lessons and activities at each level of schooling from Foundation to Year 10 in the area of online safety.